George Dalton Talks ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ and ‘Trap Queen’ – Read Our Q&A! (@georgebdalton)

AQD_4043_CroppedWish you were still at summer camp? Well, we may not be able to send you back, but we can suggest watchingNetflix’s new series,Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, to relive those wonderful camp memories.

Based on the 2001 movie Wet Hot American Summer, the prequel comedy series follows the misadventures of campers and counselors at Camp Firewood on the first day of summer camp. The all-star ensemble cast includes Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Ian Black — just to name a few.

CelebSecrets4U sat down with one of the cast members of the Netflix series, George Dalton, who plays Arty, a music-lover who runs the camp radio station.

Born and raised in Tennessee, George Dalton knew that he wanted to be aperformer at a young age. He starred in numerous theatrical productionsthroughout his elementary school career. He even wrote and directed afull length musical “I, Confess” at only eight years old. Before landinghis breakout role as Arty in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Campat the age of 10, George made his debut on the small screen with a guestrole the hit CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls and also recurred on MicrochipJones.

Outside of acting, George enjoys swimming, writing, and making YouTube videosfor his personal channel, which he uses to document his life.

In our interview, George discusses his character Arty, his YouTube channel and his recently released music video for “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap.

Check out George’smusic video for “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wapand make sure to read our Q&A with him below!

CS4U: You play Arty in the new Netflix series “Wet Hot Summer: First day ofCamp.” Can you tell us a little bit about the show and your character?

George Dalton:Arty is funny, energetic, and runs the Camp Firewood radio station. The showis the prequel to the movie and takes place on the first day of camp, so youget to see how everything began and all the crazy shenanigans that come withit.

CS4U:Being a music lover and artist yourself, is it easy to get into thecharacter of Arty? How much of yourself do you see in him?

George Dalton:The fact that I love music and Arty loves music did make tapping intocharacter natural for me. I basically got to be myself but in a differenttime period! The only difference I see between us is that Arty is verycare-free and I’m a bit of a worrier. However, when it comes down to it weare a lot alike!

CS4U: This show has an all star cast which includes Bradley Cooper, ElizabethBanks, and Amy Poehler. How does it feel to work alongside such big names intalent? Have they offered you any advice?

George Dalton:Working with all those big names was completely amazing! I never thought Iwould get the opportunity to with them, so I feel very lucky. Getting to bearound such great talent was a wonderful experience for me and I learned somuch from watching them work!

CS4U:Aside from acting, you also write and make videos for YouTube which isbecoming such a huge phenomenon. What do you love most about making YouTubevideos ?

George Dalton:What I love about YouTube is that you get to express yourself and yourinterests in any way you want. You don’t have to wait around for an auditionto come along or for someone to give you a job, you can just go out andcreate something of your own that you can share with others!

CS4U: You are so young, where do you hope to see yourself in the next 5-10years?

George Dalton:I love writing and directing, so I would love to pursue that career path. Ireally want to write, direct, and star in my own horror movie one day! Iwould also love to direct another play. When I was eight, I directed andwrote a play called “I, Confess” which was a lot of fun, so I would reallylove to do that again in the future.

CS4U:You just released a music video for “Trap Queen” — what can you tell ourreaders about it?

George Dalton:My new music video “Trap Queen” is a Jazz, 50’s, pop interpretation of theoriginal rap/hip hop version by Fetty Wap. I had so much fun making the songmy own and different from the amazing way Fetty Wap does it. You can watchit now on my Youtube channel “George Dalton.”

CS4U:You also had a party for the music video release — what was it likehaving your friends and family come out and see the video before itpremiered to the public?

George Dalton:It was truly amazing that everyone came out to support me on my big night. I can’ttell you how much it meant to have the support of my friends andfamily. I loved performing live and hope to do so again soon!

CS4U:What’s next for you in the future?

George Dalton:I am co-writing and starring in an upcoming sequel to a horror film that youcan see in either 2016 or 2017! It’s in the development stage right now andI’m very excited about it!

CS4U:Since our website is called CelebSecrets4U, what’s one secret or hiddentalent about yourself that fans wouldn’t know about you?

George Dalton:I am really amazing at making any sort of diorama and I am actually a reallyawesome chef!


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